There is just something about Christmastime in NYC. The glistening lights, magnificent Christmas trees, and beautiful decorations exude a sense of pure magic. This is one of my favorite times of year living in the city, and I am excited to share a list of my favorites from last year and a list of new things I hope to check out this year!
The Rockefeller Christmas Tree – How could this not be at the top of my list?! This tree is absolutely breathtaking! I may or may not have teared up the first time I saw it.
The Light Show at Saks Fifth Avenue – Before venturing out to see the sites last year, I did a lot of reading to figure out a plan on what to see. I read so many articles talking about the window displays put on by the big department stores, but I never saw anything about the light show put on by Saks Fifth Avenue. Don’t get me wrong, the window displays are definitely a site worth seeing, but this light show is absolutely spectacular! I am already looking forward to watching it again this year.
Bryant Park’s Winter Village – Bryant Park is one of my favorite spots in Midtown Manhattan, especially during Christmastime when it transforms into an adorable winter village. Last year we went mainly to look at the beautiful Christmas tree they had set up in the park, but this year I am looking forward to spending more time exploring the shops and trying some new foods!
The Christmas Tree at Washington Square Park – If you can’t tell by now, I am kinda a big fan of Christmas trees, and this tree was definitely a favorite. Ryan’s coworker told him about this one, and when he described it to me, I knew we had to make the trek to see it!
What I’m Looking Forward to This Year
The Union Square Holiday Market – I had this on my list of places to visit last year, but didn’t have the time to check it out. I am excited to check out what these local vendors have to offer!
The Holiday Train Show at the New York Botanical Garden – I have no idea what to expect, but I am really excited to see what this train show is all about. I have seen multiple advertisements for it around the city, so that means it has to be a pretty big deal, right?!
The Grand Central Holiday Fair – This is a holiday market located inside of Grand Central Station. I am looking forward to seeing what vendors have to offer while escaping the cold temperatures outside!
Writing this post makes me anxious to get out and explore my favorite sites and hopefully find some new favorites! If you are heading to NYC this Christmas season, I hope this helps give you an idea of some of the many things to do this time of year.